Hi, all. I could use some advice about wines for my dinner party tomorrow.
Here's what's on the board:
a good dry sausage (think molinari)
a blue cheese and a wonderful goat cheese with a peppery ash rind
Pork loin roast with a very light herb/mustard cream sauce - not gloppy
Fennel custards (thank you, Mario)
Parmesan roasted potatoes
Garlicky mustard greens w/ cremini mushrooms
individual lemon custards with a family style plate of dark chocolate dipped figs
a family member who knows wine suggested a cooler climate syrah for dinner from northern rhone or sonoma coast (and suggested that a crozes hermitage and st joseph as good values). For dessert, he suggested either a loire sweet wine - bonnezeaux or another chenin blanc -- or a moscato d'asti from italy would work. What are your thoughts? I like bubbles, so the moscato appeals to me, but I'd like some other voices to make my choice.
I will probably break out some champagne or prosecco for the hors.
Thanks for your input -- much appreciated.